Musical facts to make you go…hmmm or wow!

Canadian singer Bryan Adams and American singer Ryan Adams were both born on November 5th, Bryan in 1959, Ryan in 1974.

The actor, Jason Statham, appeared in the video to Erasure’s hit Run to The Sun. He was semi-nude and painted blue.

In 1977, there was a group called the Paris Valentinos which featured Kevin Kennedy (Curly from Corry) and Johnny Marr.

Back in the late eighties, the Beastie Boys used to request multi-coloured condoms when on tour.

The man who made the famous announcement, “Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night,” was called Al Dvorin and di so in 1954, before Elvis was really famous.

The longest song to top the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meat Loaf which clocks in at six minutes and 41 seconds.

It’s not as long as the record holder in the UK which is All Around the World by Oasis which runs for nine minutes and 38 seconds.

Paul McCartney wrote Martha My Dear about his dog, Pink Floyd’s song Seamus, on their Meddle album, was written about Steve Marriott’s dog and Henry Gross’ 1976 hit Shannon was written about Carl Wilson’s (of the Beach Boys) dog.

Bruno Mars, in 1992 at the age of four, had a cameo appearance in the film Honeymoon In Vegas as an Elvis Presley impersonator called Little Elvis.

Before he was a singer, Olly Murs was once a contestant on Deal or No Deal where he won just £10.

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